Audrey Carroll Sanctuary


The Audubon Society of Central Maryland (ASCM) acquired this sanctuary in 1991 from the estate of Audrey Carroll. The Audrey Carroll Audubon Sanctuary is located at 13030 Old Annapolis Road, Mt. Airy, Maryland. The sanctuary is open to the public and free of charge. No pets, please!

The sanctuary includes 129 acres of diverse habitat such as meadows, streams, woodlands, and wetlands. A variety of wildlife management activities are ongoing in part of the sanctuary while other areas are left to natural processes. Through habitat management, education, and research, ASCM strives to preserve these spaces for the benefit of wildlife and people.

  • Spring migration birds of note are various Warblers, Vireo, Scarlet Tanager, Thrush, Woodcock and Black-billed Cuckoos.
  • Breeding birds of note are Field Sparrow, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow-breasted Chat, Blue-winged Warbler, Easter Bluebird, Tree Swallow, Wood Thrush, Orchard Oriole, Baltimore Oriole, Red-headed Woodpecker, Purple Martin,Indigo Bunting and Cooper's Hawk.
  • Fall Migration Birds of Note - Raptors, Lincoln Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Purple Finch.
  • Winter Birds of Note - Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Brown Creeper, Winter Wren, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco

Events at the Sanctuary:

  • Expert-led wildlife walks alternating monthly between sanctuaries
  • April annual native plant sale. Come early for the best selection!
  • May bird banding
  • September Monarch Butterfly Tagging in support of Monarch Watch